Petrol prices UP, car prices UP, car hire costs UP - so we've 11 motoring tips to drive down the accelerating strain on your finances
Anyone who drives will know that costs are speeding into top gear. For example, petrol prices have risen to an eight-year high - up 21p/L from a year ago, average used car prices have jumped by £1,000 versus a year ago, and UK car hire prices are up by 84% compared with last year.
31 August 2021
Petrol prices hit highest level since 2013, says the AA – here's how to cut costs
Petrol prices have hit their highest level since October 2013, according to motoring firm the AA.
16 July 2021
Car insurance premiums expected to fall by up to £35/yr as whiplash reforms take force
Drivers could save up to £35 a year on their car insurance, the Ministry of Justice has said, as major reforms to the claims process for whiplash injury come into effect this week.
1 June 2021
Revealed: £1m stuck in Dart Charge accounts closed due to inactivity - how to get it back
Almost 78,000 motorists may be able to reclaim cash from payment accounts for the Dartford Crossing which have been automatically closed because they've not been used for 15 months, MoneySavingExpert.com can reveal.
18 February 2021
Car finance and high-cost credit payment holidays extended
The financial regulator has confirmed further measures to support borrowers struggling to make payments on car finance deals, buy-now-pay-later agreements and other credit products due to the coronavirus pandemic, with many able to get another three-month payment holiday if needed
15 July 2020
Councils taking days to repair severe potholes
Councils' targets for fixing the most severe potholes on their roads vary wildly, with repairs taking minutes in some areas and up to three days elsewhere, according to new data
18 January 2019
Pothole damage payouts double after harsh winter
The number of successful pothole claims following incidents on motorways or major A roads more than doubled in the last financial year, according to new figures from Highways England.
22 November 2018
Budget 2018: What you need to know, incl changes to tax, benefits, Premium Bonds & more
Read our full round-up of the Chancellor Philip Hammond's 2018 Budget
30 October 2018
Warning: 34,000 fined last year for not taxing vehicles which are FREE to tax
Drivers paid over £500,000 in fines last year for not applying to tax vehicles which cost nothing to tax
26 June 2018
Drivers see biggest increase in petrol prices in at least 18 years
Motorists suffered the biggest monthly rise in the average price of petrol in at least 18 years
5 June 2018
20 October 2021
Martin's mortgage heads-up
'Can you lock in cheaply now to save £1,000s?'
Breakdown cover for TWO £54/yr
Beware Klarna's new 'pay now' service
You may lose vital protections
17 Netflix hacks
Watch Squid Games etc for less
Martin's scam ads broadside
'It's a ludicrous plan'
Ciate £148 of nail polish for £35
Via Advent calendar code
John Lewis' £100 voucher is back
If you do BIG spends there
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Autumn Budget 2021: From minimum wage increases to national insurance hikes - here's what to watch out for26 October 2021Chancellor Rishi Sunak will deliver his Autumn Budget to the House of Commons on Wednesday 25 October, where he'll set out the Government’s financial strategy.
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25 October 2021The national living wage paid to workers aged 23 and over will rise from £8.91/hr to £9.50/hr from 1 April, the Government has announced. The national minimum wage for workers aged under 23 and apprentices will also rise.
25 October 2021Full-time students studying for an undergraduate degree at a university in England will be charged no more than £9,250/yr in tuition fees in the 2022/23 academic year, the UK Government has confirmed.
21 September 2021There are more myths and misunderstandings about student finance than any other subject. So in this blog is my updated 2021/22 version of the must knows, with links to far more info.
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